With a couple of rare exceptions, no iOS game has had the longevity of Angry Birds. Although there’s been several new entries in the Angry Birds’ universe the original holds up exceptionally well. Now for the first time, Rovio releases it’s first Angry Birds spin off, Bad Piggies.
If you’ve ever played Angry Birds (and we all have…and if you say you haven’t you’re lying), you’ll know that the Piggies are crafty little builders. It’s this craftsmanship that takes place in Bad Piggies and has you building wheeled vehicles, flying vehicles and combinations of the two. Making sure that Bad Piggies stays close to its mother universe most of the building materials come straight from Angry Birds.
Creating vehicles is much more enjoyable than I could have ever imagined. With each level there’s a select amount of building pieces and spaces available. Placing each piece becomes extra-easy; the building pieces snap into place and can be tapped to rotate. This astonishingly frustration-free UI allows you to change up your vehicle creations on the fly which is easily instrumental to Bad Piggies charm.
After building a vehicle, you’ll test it on a course with the intention of making it to the end. If you do…congrats on that…but more than likely you won’t achieve a three-star ranking the first time around. To do so you must accomplish different objectives in each level. Sometimes it’s getting to the goal in a certain amount of time, make it to the end without crashing or not using a specific vehicle part (there are so many other objectives). Several of the levels require slight variations to your vehicle in order to reach an objective which not only adds re-playability–it’s fun to anticipate what other vehicles you can create with the same pieces!
With Bad Piggies already containing 60 levels (and yeah there’s more on the way) as well as plenty of objectives to earn, it’s easily one of the most addictive games that I’ve played this year. And…Bad Piggies goes one step further and adds Sandbox Levels with 20 stars that need to be collected in each Sandbox Level. You’re given almost free reign with the vehicle creations and just like the smaller regular levels, you’ll need to change up your vehicles in order to collect every star. I really could not ask for anything more…except for more levels…but they’re coming so I’ll just have to wait.
The Bottom Line: 10/10 (Amazing!)
Who would have thunk that those Bad Piggies would be as much addictive fun as those suicidal Angry Birds? Rovio did, and now I’m a Bad Piggies Fan!